Yesterday, we attended a church where my kids will be going to a Vacation Bible Experience this week. They no longer call is Vacation Bible School. I guess "school" is passé. Anyway, the theme is Kingdom Rock--complete with castles, princesses, and knights. The decorations were quite something, and reminded me of my days spent at our Renaissance festival.
So as I tucked my son into bed last night, I asked him if he'd ever heard of King Arthur. He hadn't...so I got to introduce him to the wealth of wonderful stories incorporated in the legend. I have a picture book with some of the stories, and we looked through that quickly. I told him how, when I was in the fourth grade, I was so obsessed with Arthur, I created my own schematic of the Round Table. I still have that somewhere...
I may not be a homeschooling mom. I'm not even a stay-at-home mom anymore, but how neat it was to share this "history" lesson with my boy. As I started thinking about that, a hope began to grow that he would develop a love for knights and chivalry that we could share.
My love for such things is why I began writing my stories. Although they are set in the future and not the bygone times of swordfights and jousting, I still try to convey the heart of the ideal knight. I love the concept of honor, something I fear is severely lacking in our culture today. And mentioned above--chivalry. I would love to see a return to these ideas.
If you've read Asylum, you'll notice a round table. Redic Clairet, as mentioned in the previous post, has some of those same characteristics as Arthur--humility in leadership, gentleness in strength, compassion in defense of the weak. Some things stick with you all your life. I'm thankful for an outlet to share them with the world.
As you go through your day today, I hope you'll encounter someone honorable. Something that fills your heart and inspires you to do the right thing. Something that makes you smile and reminds you of the good King Arthur.
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